Ergonomic Intervention Helps Curb Musculoskeletal Pain

Prolonged exposure to awkward positions is known to increase an office worker’s risk for musculoskeletal pain. A recent study found that office employees experienced a reduction in pain intensity in the neck, shoulders, upper back, and hand/wrist following an ergonomic assessment to identify and correct workstation configurations known to place unnecessary stress on the body (desk too high/low, monitor not directly in front of user, monitor too high/low, chair too high/low, etc.). Industrial Health, November 2020